ABOVE: PPG members at their ninth annual conference held at the Trident Nariman Point Hotel, Mumbai, from 3-5 of February, 2016.
Project Professionals Group will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its annual conference in the world’s most liveable city Melbourne, Australia, next year.
The project forwarding network concluded its ninth annual conference from 3-5 of February in Mumbai, India.
PPG General Manager Kevin Stephens said the Mumbai conference was a very successful event with presentations from Adani, Bahri, Port of Antwerp, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Port of Vancouver, and Flinter Shipping.
New member presentations were made by Hemisphere Freight Services (UK), Heavy Logistics (Belgium), CTO DO Brasil, and Linuship Transitarios Lda (Portugal).
Mr Stephens said members had attended PPG annual conferences in every continent except Australia and the group’s 10th anniversary would be a fitting occasion to host the event in Melbourne.
“Many of our current members have been part of PPG since day one and celebrating our 10th anniversary is a significant milestone for our network,” Mr Stephens said.
“Melbourne has topped The Economist magazine’s best place to live in the world for the fifth consecutive year in 2015 and will be a wonderful venue for PPG members to network at their annual conference,” Mr Stephens said.
“Australia also continues to outperform many of its trading partners despite sluggish international economic growth around the world and I am sure meeting in Australia will be a timely opportunity to explore business growth opportunities.”
The conference hotel and event dates will be announced as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, registrations are open for the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management training course at the InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel from 14-15 March as part of the Breakbulk China education program. Further information, including testimonials and registration, is available at http://www.ppgprojects.com and http://www.breakbulk.com